Over the last 30 years we've seen some great bouts on November 28th. We're not saying they have been frequent but they have been entertaining and we've picked 3 world title bouts that time span which have involved knockdowns, a little bit of revenge and some intense action.
The first of the bouts came back in 1982 when South Korean Chul-Ho Kim sadly lost the WBC Super Flyweight title to Rafael Orono. Kim had actually beaten Orono for the title 22 months earlier when he plkled the fight out of the bag, this time around however the Korean was battered, beaten and eventually stopped as Orono gave him a real hiding in round 5. The bell, which went early in the 5th, did little to help the Korean who was stopped early in round 6 as Orono became a 2-time champion and essentially finished the career of Kim who fought just once more before retiring.
In 1993 Thailand's excellent Chana Porpaoin pulled himself off the canvas to record his 3rd defense of the WBA Minimumweight title. Chana was battling against Rafael Torres and was surprisingly dropped in the opening round though managed to drop Torres for the count with a body attack in round 4 to retain his title, a title he would hold until December 1995. Although not remembered as an all time great Minimumweight Chana was a 2-time world champion with wins over the likes of Hideyuki Ohashi, Carlos Murillo and Keitaro Hoshino.
More recently Russian banger Kostya Tszyu claimed the WBC interim Light Welterweight crown as he defeated Diosbelys Hurtado in an up-and-down fight. The bout, fought on this day in 1998, had an amazing first round though eventually Tszyu came out on top stopping Hurtado in the 5th round of a genuinely pulsating contest.
(Image of Chana courtesy of boxrec.com)